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(Updated   May 23 2015)

Total no. of  phone subscriptions: 1.01 billion
Mobiles  983.7 million 
Landlines: 26.3 million 
Total no. of PCs: 100 million 
Internet users:  300 million  including  mobile Internet 159  million
Broadband:  102  million
(wired: 16 million;   wireless : 86  million)
TV owning houses: 150 million ( DTH: 54 million)
DTH operators: 6;     Private TV channel  826

NEW!  E-commerce is Indias new sun-rise industry; set to reach USD 16 billion this year: ASSOCHAM-Deloitte study
Ericsson  Study: Indian Mobile Broadband landscape ( May 2015)

Indian e-gov documents released  Dec 25 2014
- Indian usage of video on mobile... Vuclip study
- Akamai data on Internet speeds in India and Asia
- India Internet numbers for 2014 from IAMAI

- IAMAI study on Mobile Internet in India
- Gartner study on 3-D printer market


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  Shifting jumbo files: Your email client can do it!
Now you can share  large files or videos,   with your email or instant messenger Bangalore, May 25 2015: So  many phones  and digicams  these days,   shoot in multi-megapixels and  record in  full HD. ....
Indian e-biz will touch $16 billion this years finds ASSOCHAM study
May 23, 2015: A study by  ASSOCHAM --  The Associated Chambers of Commerce & Industry of India  -- with  consultants Deloitte,  reveals that the digital commerce market in India has grown steadily from $4.4 billion in 2010 to $13. ....
Indian messenger app, Hike, offers Big File transfers up to 100 MB
A first for IMs Bangalore, May 22 2015: Instant messaging apps for mobiles have always allowed their  closed  groups to share pictures or movie clips. ...
Akamai sets up security ops centre in Bangalore
Bangalore, May 21 2015: Global leader in content delivery network (CDN) services Akamai Technologies,  now has   its latest Security Operations Centre (SOC) in Bangalore. ...
Cisco to help Jaipur morph into Smart City
Jaipur, May 20, 2015:  The Pink City ain't waiting for government to help it get smart -- It has  turned to Cisco to make IT happen-- fast! The Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) has chosen to develop smart city infrastructures that will improve the efficiency and quality of services received by its 3. ...

Education and e-learning
Samsung Technical School to come up near Kochi, Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram,  May 20 2015: Samsung India Electronics  is to set up 18th Samsung Technical School in the country at the Industrial Training Institute, Kalamassery, near Kochi  in Kerala.    A Memorandum of Agreement (MoA)  to this effect was signed  here today by A. ....
Sikkim Manipal University's distance education honoured by ASSOCHAM
New Delhi, May 12, 2015: Sikkim Manipal University's, Directorate of Distance Education (SMU-DE), has been recognized by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) as the ‘Best University in Distance/Open Learning’ at the 8th ASSOCHAM Education Summit & National Excellence Awards eventg held recently here. ....

Travel & Tourism Technology
Chennai developer Kaar Technologies crafts Hajj-friendly app
Chennai, May 19 2015: The Hajj period attracts close to 3 million pilgrims every year from across the globe. In order to provide basic amenities for such a large gathering, the government of Saudi Arabia together with National Water Company (NWC) set up drinking water and sanitation facilities across Mecca. ....
Expect improved passenger processes soon, at Bangalore airport
Bangalore May 19 2015: Starting June 15 this year, Air transport IT specialist, SITA    is to   deploy its passenger processing technology  at Bangalore's International airport,  to serve over 15 million passengers every year. ....

GOQii fitness band: A trainer is part of the deal!
The GOQii Life fitness tracker comes with a  certified,  fitness coach, accessible 24/7, whom you can personally choose based on your fitness goals. The coach monitors  and analyzes data feed from the wearable band, like hours of sleep, number of steps taken, calories burnt, etc. ....
HealthGenie app helps find health products on the Web
New Delhi   April 23 2015:  Leading India-based healthcare  e-tailer,, has launched its first mobile app for the  Android platform  aimed at making  shopping for its through features like voice search and one touch call. ....
HelpMeDoc healthcare site offers a useful online presence for Doctors too.
New Delhi, March 17 2015: HelpMeDoc, a one stop destination for all kinds of healthcare needs,   now provides  an interesting online platform  -- DocPractic --  that enables doctors to keep a tab on their practice and patients, irrespective of time and place. ...

Product Pulse
Groovez Bluetooth BTHS800: Fold-and-go headphones!
The Groovez BTHS8000 is an ideal companion for those long air or train trips Headphones  come in two distinct  classes -- on-ear and in-ear.  Users who prefer to do their listening on the go, usually prefer the in-ear kind because they are so small and light and are ideal for discreet use with mobile phones,  especially when they are Bluetooth-enabled. ....
ASUS ZenFone2: Zen and now!
The new ZenFone 2 features 4 GB RAM, a rarity of sorts Bangalore, May  15 2015: ASUS seems to be following the 2015 trend of sprucing up RAM for high compute power, and having a large battery that doesn’t affect performance. The recently launched ZenFone 2 features a 4GB RAM with 64-bit Intel Atom quad-core processor. ....
ASUS ZenPower: solid power backup
Mobile phone makers launch own-brand powerbanks. Bangalore, May 20 2015:  We  at IndiaTechOnline, recently  surveyed recently launched  third-party power banks  ( Pocket Power )  and  suggested how best to use them  (Stepney Power!). ...

IT's for you
  Video streaming dongle, Teewee is updated; ties up with broadband and content providers
Bangalore, May 121 2015: Mango Man Consumer Electronics, creators of the video streaming dongle  have just releases the upgraded version -- Teewe 2 -- even while announcing  tie ups with  Airtel and ErosNow. Teewe users will  soon get 2 months of free ErosNow premium subscription that will include its extensive catalogue of Indian entertainment that can now be viewed on television with Teewe. ....
Heavy duty power bank from Toreto
New Delhi, May 7, 2015: If you need a heavy duty alternate power source for phone or tablet -- even a lite netbook -- the Toreto,  Jupiter may be what you are looking for. The  lightweight and the compact powe bank stores  9000 mAh. It self charges 9-10 hours, gives output energy of 5v1A/2A max when an input energy of DC5v1A is supplied. ....
Buy-Sell-Donate app LenDen now in India
Mumbai, May 7 2015: LenDen – a mobile marketplace – having its operations in United States and Middle-East, has forayed into the Indian market by unveiling it’s free mobile application for Android and iOS users. ...
TinyOwl food ordering app set to serve Punekars
Pune, May 6, 2015: TinyOwl,   the popular food ordering app  of Mumbai  has now extended its services to Pune. ...
Palo Alto makes Gartner leader quadrant again in Enterprise Network Firewalls
Mumbai, April 28, 2015: Enterprise security leader, Palo Alto Networks  is once more a leader in its field, according to the  latest “Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls. ...

IT people
  Adobe veteran Shanmugh Natarajan takes over as Executive Director for India
New Delhi, May 14, 2015: Shanmugh Natarajan has been appointed Executive Director, Adobe India. He will take on this  new leadership role in addition to his ongoing responsibility as Vice President, Engineering, Digital Media. Shanmugh joined Adobe in 2008 and has been instrumental in leading product development of award winning products like Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Flash and Lightroom. ....
Shrikant Shitole to lead Symantec's enterprise security business in India
Pune, May 12, 2015: . Shrikant Shitole has appointedManaging Director forSymantec Corp's  enterprise security business in India. Based in Mumbai, Shitole will be responsible for driving growth for the company by developing and delivering on business strategy. ....
Vikrant Bhatnagar to head HR at Hike Messenger
New Delhi, May 6, 2015: Vikrant Bhatnagar  is the new  Head of Human Resources at  Hike Messenger. ...

Best of the rest
Indian Supercomputing Mission: Diffused Goals
It is not a great idea to build a supercomputing grid fully based on imported systems and develop a community of users around it....  Dinesh Sharma in Deccan Herald

IP Surveillance: Eye on the wall keeps us safe
The Indian market, dominated by analog surveillance cameras, is witnessing a shift towards IP surveillance cameras.... Cameras, with wide dynamic range capability, capture images in varying light conditions......B Pradeep Nair in The Hindu, May 8 2015

From Jana, an Open way to Net people
Jana, a Boston-based start-up, says it has figured out a way to offer billions of people in the emerging world free access to the Internet without violating the Web’s open nature. A few days back, it launched Jana Loyalty, a product that seeks to reward its smart phone users in two ways. One, it reimburses users the cost of downloading and using an app of Jana’s clients. Two, it gives free additional data with which the user can access any content online.  THE HINDU May 8 2015


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